Older drivers and auto accident injuries

Older people take longer to recover from injuries suffered in car accidents than younger people. Older people may also require more medical services, such as physical therapy, to get back the mobility and function they had before the accident.

To ensure you recover as fully as possible, it's important to follow through with medical care after an car accident. If another party was responsible for your injury, an experienced attorney can help you recover the compensation you will need to meet the challenges ahead.

Your right to recover compensation

If you are injured by the fault of another in a car accident in Georgia, you have the right to seek compensation for damages such as medical care, lost wages, and pain and suffering. However, many people do not recover all of the compensation they will need for two reasons:

  • They discontinue medical treatment before they have recovered.
  • They accept a settlement from the other party's insurance company before they know the true extent of their injuries.

It important to continue medical treatment until you recover as fully as you can recover. Unless you follow up on medical treatment and therapy, injuries received in a car accident can get worse and may lead to chronic pain conditions.

You should not accept an insurance company settlement until you know the injury will affect your life and what services you may need in the future. For example, you may need future surgery or services (such as help with household services to stay in your home).

An experienced personal injury attorney can help you obtain full compensation for past and future expenses caused by a car accident injury.

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